Freshly-fallen snow led police directly to a teenage boy who now faces charges for smashing a vehicle window just past midnight Thursday night.
A resident of Imperial Crescent called the cops to say that they had seen a boy smash the window. Officers who responded had no trouble following the suspect's footsteps to a nearby home, where the teenager was identified as matching a description of the suspect.
A 16-year-old Brandon boy was arrested and has been charged with mischief to property under $5,000. He has since been released to appear in court in late April.
Police say that the vanadalism was apparently a random act.